For the last five years, the Super Bowl Halftime Show has been headlined by one superstar at a time.
However, fresh reports suggest the mass watched spectacle will return to a previous setup for next year’s 50th anniversary. Even more interesting, 2014 showstopper Bruno Mars is said to be back aboard in a unique capacity.
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ET reports that the show will – like in previous years – feature multiple performers instead of just one.
As for Mars’ apparent involvement, Billboard went on to confirm that he has formally been asked to perform and “curate” the 15 minute extravaganza. Put simply, the 29-year-old singer has been tapped to piece together the showing – which’ll air from the brand-new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on February 7th 2016.
How…interesting. We’re all for change and, to be frank, feel it’s been kind of needed. In recent years, it feels as though the pressure to feature a “chart-topping talent” has seen producers handing out headlining slots like bus passes (hello Katy Perry). Hence, we’re glad it’s being scaled back in favour of (presumably) serving up something for everyone.
Granted confirmation from the NFL is pending, if this is the route they are treading down, we certainly have a few names we’d love to see rock the stage. A few controversial ones at that. But, we can share that another day; for now we want to know…